Mark Rueff

Mark Rueff 1 week, 6 days ago on Steamboat hits its mark with Pro Challenge

So you don't analyze any revenues, just costs. Since our town depends mostly on tourism and sales tax revenue, getting tourists to town and the media coverage an event like this produces is a big factor for decision making and spending. All of these teams and tourists will buy food, gas, visit restaurants, stores, etc. The tourists will be getting hotel rooms, visiting bike & fishing shops, buying t-shirts, eating out, going to city market - and hopefully will return and tell friends how great Steamboat is. It's easier to monetize the direct spending (and I'm sure our economic development department can shed light on these estimates), but indirect benefits like future visits are harder to quantify, but I assure you the numbers are very large. All in all, this is a big win for our community. The costs associated are similar in nature to spending for Winter Carnival, Ford Mustang roundup, ballon race, etc. These all benefit our community and are turning the summer season into a revenue producer similar to winter. The voters agreed to spend tax revenues to build trails to increase tourism - this is the same spirit although much better targeting and coverage.

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Mark Rueff 2 weeks ago on Steamboat hits its mark with Pro Challenge

Hi Scott, Could you please provide your analysis here? I'd be interested to see it and so would other readers.

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Mark Rueff 2 weeks ago on Steamboat hits its mark with Pro Challenge

Hi Scott, Could you please provide your analysis here? I'd be interested to see it and so would other readers.

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Mark Rueff 3 months ago on Steamboat City Council approves operating plan for winter air service program

I would like to suggest that we add a different airline to the summer lineup. Having a Houston flight on United is nice, but is still limited. If we had a American or Delta flight, it would open the possibilities of connections during the summer months.

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Mark Rueff 8 months, 1 week ago on Brad Meeks: Statement on district policy

All the stories published in the SBP have received many more positive comments against Mr Meeks and the school board than for - I would estimate 10 or 12 to 1 (for vs against). It's time to stop writing and take action. We should organize and show our support in person at the next school board meeting or another organized event. 4/20 is right around the corner. What an ironic statement. We could get more attention on them and their decisions in this course of action. Thoughts?

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Mark Rueff 8 months, 2 weeks ago on Dr. Russ Fasolino: Expulsion is unethical

one thing being missed is where did she get the pot? I'm sure it's fairly easy to obtain similar to alcohol, but there should be some ramifications for the person selling to a minor.

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Mark Rueff 8 months, 2 weeks ago on Dr. Russ Fasolino: Expulsion is unethical

I agree. Reminds me of Kerry St James and the dumpster diving incident. I just sent Mr Meeks an email and we should get as many people to do the same before we end up on national news, because you know this is on its way there, after it hits Denver news or the cannibis section.

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Mark Rueff 9 months, 3 weeks ago on Potential lies in targeting the 85 percent of air travelers who leave the Yampa Valley to catch a flight

Many companies will not pay the added expense of flying out of HDN. I had to move to Denver for 1.5 years because the consulting company I worked for would not fly me to clients in Texas from HDN. The math makes sense Scott, but not everybody thinks in those terms. And I've had to rent one-way cars for $160 just to get home after flights were cancelled, which has only happened in the summer (annoying). Yes I make status and most times it's quicker for me to fly out of HDN. But I really believe we need to get another airline flying out of here in the summer, not just United. Dallas on American would have been a much better choice that Houston.

Another annoying fact about HDN (other then we have to pay for parking): They recently stopped returning carry-ons at the ramp the last few flights I was on. If I wanted to wait around the airport for another 30 minutes, I would have checked my bags! Now I stuff my bag under the seat in front of me to make sure that I get my bag when I get off the plane. Because after you've been traveling for 10 hours (3-4 layover in DEN waiting for at 9:30 flight that is always delayed), the last thing you want to do is wait another 30 minutes and get home at 1am.

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